1. Battlefield 4
DICE's shooter looks more like a COD killer with each successive reveal. The new Frostbite 3 engine makes all the action in the campaign look like an action movie shot from the perspective of the leading man, and the game's online competitive mode features landscape-altering destruction.
Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Release date: 1 November 2013
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From big hitters like Mass Effect 3 to indie hits like FEZ, there was something for everyone in our round up of the best games of 2012. In a year that promises our first look at the next generation consoles currently being dubbed the Xbox 720 and Sony PS4, thankfully over in the gaming department there is plenty to look forward to as well.
Looking ahead to the year in gaming, we pick out the top titles across the formats that we can't wait to get some hands-on time with. Get saving and feast your eyes on these